Attractiveness of Non-metropolitan Cities

  • Marina Tkacheva BSUEL; Union of Journalists of Russia


The discussion focuses on the peculiarities of non-metropolitan cities that attract their citizens. Different alternatives of formation of urban identity and uniqueness are proposed. The proposals for the creation of urban identity in Irkutsk are analyzed. The discussion features the connection between the historical development of
the city and its present-day problems: development of the Angara waterfront; preservation of wooden architecture and V. Pavlov’s architectural heritage. It brings up an issue of distinctness of city mythology.
How to Cite
TKACHEVA, Marina. Attractiveness of Non-metropolitan Cities. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 52, p. 56-60, june 2017. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 june 2019. doi:


architecture; city; identity; uniqueness; Irkutsk; Angara; Vladimir Pavlov; wooden architecture; neo-brutalism; city mythology